Osh & Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain

Osh & Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain, photo by Wikimedia Commons
Osh & Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain (photo by Wikimedia Commons)
 

Sulamain-Too Sacred Mountain is located in the city of Osh, in southwestern Kyrgyzstan.

A mountain looming over the city full of ancient sites of worship dating back several millennia, the site is still a popular place for local Muslims, with stairs leading up to the highest peak where there stands a small mosque originally built by Babur in 1510.

It is considered the most complete example of a Central Asian sacred mountain, and accordingly has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A cave in the mountain is the site of a museum containing a collection of archaeological, geological and historical finds and information about local flora and fauna.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

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Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Guest House Zhukov

Located in the city centre of Osh, a 7-minute walk from the central square, Guest House Zhukov features a 24-hour reception desk, a lush garden, a tour desk and free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

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Sunrise Guest House

Located next to the Ak-Bura River in the historic centre of Osh, Sunrise Guest House offers free in-room WiFi, free private parking, and a restaurant serving a breakfast buffet, lunch, and dinner. 2 internet terminals are available free of charge. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 6.7/10.

$26

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Eco House

Located just 3 km from the UNESCO Heritage Sulayman Mountain in Osh city, this guesthouse features free Wi-Fi and a café serving Kyrgyz cuisine. It also offers rooms with air conditioning. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$35

 
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Classic Hotel

Offering free WiFi and free private parking, Classic Hotel is located in the centre of Osh, 1-minute walk from the City Hall. The rooms feature air conditioning, a fridge and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 73 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$60

 
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Tes Guest House

Located in Osh, Tes Guest House offers a garden and barbecue. Free private parking is available on site. Some units are air conditioned and include a seating area with a computer. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$26

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Guest House VIP

Guest House VIP

Located in the city centre of Osh, Guest House "VIP" features free Wi-Fi, free parking, complimentary breakfast, and a video library with Russian and English language films. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$25

 
$259.6
Hostel on Masalieva

Hostel on Masalieva

Hostel on Masalieva offers pet-friendly accommodation in Osh. Every room has a flat-screen TV. Certain units have a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. Average score from 75 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$25

$259.2
Lovely home - the best

Lovely home - the best

Featuring free WiFi, Lovely home - the best offers accommodation in Osh. Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms have a seating area where you can relax. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$14

$148.8
la Maison Hostel

la Maison Hostel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, la Maison Hostel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Osh. Free private parking is available on site. You will find a kettle in the room. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$17

$178.8
Guest House Voyage Osh

Guest House Voyage Osh

Guest House Voyage Osh offers accommodation in Osh. Free private parking is available on site. Every room is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 52 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$24

$248.6
Konok Hostel

Konok Hostel

Konok Hostel offers accommodation in Osh. Private parking is available on site. All units have a seating and dining area. There is also a kitchenette, equipped with a fridge. Konok Hostel features free WiFi . Towels are available. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$26

 
$268.6
Tes Guest House

Tes Guest House

Located in Osh, Tes Guest House offers a garden and barbecue. Free private parking is available on site. Some units are air conditioned and include a seating area with a computer. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$26

 
$268.6
Izum

Izum

Featuring free WiFi, Izum offers accommodation in Osh. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room has a flat-screen TV. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Average score from 24 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$28

 
$287.5
Sunrise Guest House

Sunrise Guest House

Located next to the Ak-Bura River in the historic centre of Osh, Sunrise Guest House offers free in-room WiFi, free private parking, and a restaurant serving a breakfast buffet, lunch, and dinner. 2 internet terminals are available free of charge. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 6.7/10.

$26

$266.7
Guest House Zhukov

Guest House Zhukov

Located in the city centre of Osh, a 7-minute walk from the central square, Guest House Zhukov features a 24-hour reception desk, a lush garden, a tour desk and free WiFi throughout the property. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Hostel Inn Osh

Hostel Inn Osh

Hostel Inn Osh offers accommodation in Osh. Free private parking is available on site. Hostel Inn Osh features free WiFi . There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$28

$28-

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Cultural
Islamic Landmarks
The city of Osh was once a major place for Muslim and pre-Muslim pilgrimage. The Sulaiman mountain rises abruptly from the surrounding plains of the Fergana Valley and is a popular place among locals and visitors, with a splendid view. Sulaiman (Solomon) is a prophet in the Qur'an, and the mountain contains a shrine that supposedly marks his grave. The trees and bushes on the mountain are draped with numerous "prayer flags", small pieces of cloth that are tied to them.

The site is still a popular place for local Muslims, with stairs leading up to the highest peak where there stands a small mosque originally built by Babur in 1510. Much of the mosque had been reconstructed in the late 20th century.
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Archeological Sites
Sulaiman’s five peaks and slopes contain numerous ancient places of worship and caves, with petroglyphs as well as two largely reconstructed 16th century mosques. One hundred and one sites with petroglyphs representing humans and animals as well as geometrical forms have been indexed in the property so far. The site numbers seventeen places of worship, which are still in use, and many that are not. Dispersed around the mountain peaks they are connected by footpaths. The cult sites are believed to provide cures for barrenness, headaches, and back pain and give the blessing of longevity.

The rock also contains the National Historical and Archaeological Museum Complex Sulaiman that was built during the Soviet era, showing archaeological findings from the area and its history. The lower slope of the mountain is surrounded by a cemetery.
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